There is a significant and very important difference between the way chiropractors and medical doctors approach health ailments.
Chiropractors are taught to take a holistic approach when evaluating and caring for their patients. the Chiropractor will identify and correct the cause of the patients dis-ease. Only 9% of your nerve endings actually feel pain. By the time you have waited for a symptom or dis-ease to present itself, the issue has been present for a great deal of time. The inflammatory process is meant to protect our system. If the insulting factor to the nervous system is not detected and removed, the nervous system will continue to produce inflammation. The building of inflammation will then compress the nerve ending causing a pain or symptom.
The medical approach tends to focus more on the treating of the symptoms of a condition rather than focusing primarily on the actual causes. The medical approach will as well rely on the use of medication to alleviate a symptom. Medication is typically prescribed which can actually suppress the bodies innate ability to correct the underlying insult and not produce the chemicals we need to function.
Chiropractors believe that correcting the cause of the problem provides significant long term lifestyle benefits over only treating the symptoms.